IoS album review: Nicolas Repac, Black Box (No Format)

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The Independent Culture

World-weary vocal samples from sources as diverse as 1930s Alan Lomax recordings of black prisoners and contemporary African artists such as Angola's Bonga and Senegal's Cheikh Lô all get assimilated into French producer and guitarist Nicolas Repac's futuristic stripped-back post-blues.

The end result is a tense, sultry album of slow to mid-tempo grooves that hug the ground while stirring the soul in an unnerving yet wholly pleasing way.